America must equalize access to homeownership

Owning a home has long been an important part of the American Dream. A home is more than just where families come at the...

What shall we do now?

There are few surprises in Washington, D.C., politics. We’ve been reduced to exhausting ourselves determining when this administration is being hyperbolic, using “alternative facts”...

Trump administration charts a course to criminal injustice  

Dear Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the 20th century called. It wants its failed, heavy-handed criminal justice policies back. In a throwback to the George W....

Trump trains his sights on affirmative action

Campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump argued that Blacks and other people of color should vote for him. Given their current conditions, he argued,...

Heroes, prayers and condolences are not enough

If not for the courage of the first responders and the heroism of private citizens such as Jonathan Smith, a 30-year-old father of three...

The 50th anniversary of a momentous year in civil rights

“It is not an overstatement to say that the destiny of the entire human race depends on what is going on in America today....

Extra ordinary sisters deserve praise

“By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim, by allowing our movie and television screens to teach...

The power of resistance

Most people know Sir Isaac Newton as the self-described “natural philosopher” who is credited with describing certain “Laws of Nature.”  Newton’s Third Law of...

The March unemployment report is mixed news

Our 45th  president has had no trouble claiming the good employment news reported for January and February of this year. In those jobs reports,...

Health care in the dark

My grandmother and (yours too, probably) used to say that things done in the dark would eventually come to light. There is way too...

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